Archive: Sep 2006

By Robert Fulford, National Post, Canada Caroline Glick, a 36-year-old Chicago-born graduate of Columbia University and the Israeli Defence Force, is a ferocious Zionist hawk among Israel's journalists and a vehement enemy of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. When she visited Toronto this week, I asked her how Israelis feel about the war with Hezbollah. "Cheated and frustrated," she answered. She thinks this may be the worst time ever for Israelis. Their country has suffered th…
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Since the guns in the north fell into a momentary silence, there has been a marked tendency to think of smaller things than war. From life and death, the subject changed to the good life - specifically Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's pursuit of the good life.  In governmental matters, Israel's public discourse has moved from the security of the homeland to Olmert's home on Cremieux Street in Jerusalem. Inquiring minds want to know, did he, or did he not pay a below market rate for…
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During the past week we learned a great deal about the nature of our enemies. We also learned a great deal about ourselves. If we draw the proper lessons from what we have seen we will go far toward winning the war.  With their ghoulish presentations at the UN General Assembly, both Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made clear their hostile intentions, their disdain for freedom and their foes, and their fanatical intent to use all murderous means tow…
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Pope Benedict XVI has become political Islam's newest excuse for rioting. Mobs from Rawalpindi to Ramallah are burning him in effigy. Muslim leaders from Gaza to Indonesia to Qatar, from Turkey to Washington and London are attacking the pope and demanding that he apologize to Islam for what they consider to be a heinous attack against their religion.  To recap what has been exhaustively reported in recent days, the pontiff's "crime" against Islam occurred in the cours…
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Again last week our hopes were raised, only to be dashed once more. OC Northern Command Major General Udi Adam raised our hopes when he resigned his command. Adam, the first of our incompetent leaders to leave his job after mishandling the war against Hizbullah this summer, made us think that perhaps other incompetents in the IDF and the government would follow his example.  Our hopes were also raised later in the week when former IDF chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Ya'alon…
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Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair is Israel's best friend in Europe.  And he's not a very good friend.  Immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, Blair was instrumental in convincing US President George W. Bush to view the Palestinian jihad against Israel as a conflict completely separate from the global jihad. His success in convincing Bush of this distinction turned the anti-Semitic - not to mention strategically disastrous - view that terrorists who k…
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Last Friday, Harvard University's student newspaper The Crimson had a noteworthy front page. The top headline read, "Students plan to protest Khatami's visit."  The second headline read, "Cheney visits Harvard Club through backdoor."   The first story referred to plans by student groups to protest Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's decision to invite former Iranian president Muhammad Khatami to speak at the school on Sept. 10. The second s…
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This week we witnessed one of the greatest perfidies in Israel's media history. Channel 10's decision to broadcast both Hizbullah's 18-year-old film of missing IAF navigator Ron Arad, who was taken hostage by Shi'ites in Lebanon in 1986, and Hizbullah's video of its abduction of IDF soldiers Benny Avraham, Adi Avitan and Omar Suwaid in October 2000 constituted nothing less than direct collaboration between Channel 10 and Hizbullah. Hizbullah clearly released the films now to…
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Sunday Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy presided over a hearing on a petition submitted by one Shimshon Cytryn requesting to be released from Dekel prison and placed under house arrest. Justice Levy deferred his ruling to a later date.  Cytryn, 19 a yeshiva student from the community of Nachliel in the Binyamin Region, is accused of attempted murder. Last June 28, two groups of teenage boys pelted one another with rocks on the Muwassi beach area in Gaza adjacent to the Israeli community Sh…
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On Tuesday, Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warned of the growing threats to Israel's security emanating from the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria in the aftermath of the latest war. If the proper steps are not taken to stop the massive transfers of advanced armaments to Gaza, he warned, in just a few years, it will turn into a second south Lebanon.  In south Lebanon itself, Hizbullah is creating the illusion of cooperation with the Lebanese army in order to put us all to sleep as it quietly…
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